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A MEMBER AT LEISURE

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 6:31pm

David Simmons was spotted doing a bit of  physical training at the opening of the TGO gym is Faversham last Friday.  Impressive .... but can't say he is really enjoying it though!

IQ F1 WORLD CHAMPIONS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 1:30pm

For the past 2 years the Club has sponsored the F1 Team from the QE School Faversham in support at a team of four students involved with creating CO2 propelled race cars.  The team took take part in the National School F1 championships in 2018 and then the F1 Word Championships in November 2019, which they won.  Several club members went to a presentation at the QE earlier this month and we are looking forward to the team coming to speak to us in March

ANNUAL CAROL TOUR RAISES £4,464

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 08/01/2020 - 11:51am

We have had another very successful year on our pre-Christmas Carol Tour of street collections and static collections at Tescos and have raised £4,464 (before costs); this is an increase of nearly £200 on last year.  All proceeds are devoted to local good causes.  Many thanks to all those in Faversham for their very generous donations, and to all Club members for their efforts in pounding the streets.

SENIOR CITIZENS' ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 14/12/2019 - 3:10pm

The Club ran its annual Christmas lunch for nearly 100 Faversham Senior Citizens on Friday 8th December. After setting up the Alexander Centre, we warmly greeted our guests with coffee or tea, biscuits and chocolate sweets.   A regular troupe of Rotarian volunteers delivered chicken or fish to the 10 tables, serving mushy peas and gravy to appreciative guests. There was a last minute dash to  Ossie’s  to top up on chips and fish, with fish being marginally more popular than the chicken. The good outcome was that there was nothing like the waste of last year. Peter Meaney’s generous donation of Madcat beer went down very well as did the sherry, of which 3 bottles were consumed, and the mini mince pies also seemed to please the guests.

 

As always we had great external support from local musicians the Fleur Singers, led by Andrew Mussett. Diane Griffin provided a very fine performance of seasonal songs and the cheerful smiling Choir from St Mary’s Primary School delighted the audience too. We were grateful to have Martin Young bring along his sound system and also his guitar to add to the entertainment.

 

The Mayor Alison Reynolds was fulsome in her praise of Rotary and our community spirit. She said it brought home to her how much Rotary contributed to Faversham. This event made one proud to be a member of Faversham Rotary. 

PLANTING FOR PURPLE FOR POLIO

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 10:56am

On 1st November  members of the Club planted some 10,000 crocus bulbs at the Recreational Ground in Faversham.  The Club had bought the bulbs as part of the Purple for Polio scheme that raises funds for Rotary's support for worldwide eradication of polio.  The bulbs will flower in the spring when we will see a carpet of purple  at the edge of the ground. At the same time we will once again be selling pots of purple crocuses in the Market Square.   

Fundraising for Faversham Physic Garden

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 12:17pm

Last Sunday the Club supported the Faversham Inner Wheel Bar-b-Q to raise money for the Faversham Physic Garden. Club President Alan Hopkins (left) assisted by Rotarian Scott Reeve are pictured slaving over hot coals (well gas really) to provide the perfet burger!

CHANGE OF PRESIDENT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 12:34pm

It's the start of a new Rotary Year, and with it comes a change of President.  After a very successful, full and active year, Sue Hoey steps down and hands over to Alan Hopkins (who was president way back in 1999). 

£870 RAISED FOR END POLIO NOW

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 5:25pm

What a fabulous quiz night we had last night the 14th June! Over 100 people came and supported our charity quiz raising funds for the End Polio Now campaign. The Bill Gates foundation will now put in £2 for every £1 we raised, bringing the total to staggering £2,610.   Thank you so much to all who attended.

£378 RAISED FOR SAFE ANAESTHESIA

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:23pm

On Sunday 12th May, the International Committee held a fund raising event at the home of renowned pianist, David Willison. David, himself a former Rotarian, gave a recital to around twenty four music enthusiasts many of whom were Rotarians. The recital included music by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. In the interval there were canapés and sparkling wine.

David's explanation of the music and the composers was educative and illuminating adding more depth to a wonderful afternoon of superb piano playing.

The recital raised £378 towards anaesthesia kits.

THREE NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:16pm

It was with great pleasure that President Sue Hoey awarded 3 prestigious Paul Harris Fellowships to members of the Club in honour of their long and outstanding contribution to Rotary over many years.  The new Fellows are Jim Young, Alan Hopkins and Ted Wilcox, who are all pictured with Sue.  Well done to them all!.

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